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10 Nov 2020 | 06:32 PM UTC

Uruguay: Rally associated with teachers strike to be held in Montevideo November 11

Main rally to be held in Montevideo on November 11 after teachers’ strike and associated protests begin on November 10; heightened security presence and localized disruptions likely

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Event

Members of the National Federation of Secondary Education teachers (FENAPES) began a nationwide strike on Tuesday, November 10. Associated protests were held in various locations on Tuesday and the main rally is planned in front of the General Assembly in Montevideo on Wednesday, November 11. The strike and associated demonstrations are being held over planned cuts by the government in the education sector.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are likely in the vicinity of the General Assembly in Montevideo on Wednesday. Further protests associated with the issue are expected across Uruguay over the coming days.

Advice

Those in Montevideo and across Uruguay are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate disruptions to transport in the vicinity of any demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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